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post #15 of Old 05-13-2013
killarney_sailor
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Re: Man over board

Start by making as sure as you can that you do not go over. but, if it happens, have a scheme and practice it on a nice day at anchor. We have a Lifesling and block and tackle setup to the boom that leads to a snatch block and a sheet winch. We are lucky to have big winches (Lewmar 65) and it is very easy to pull up a lot of weight. You have to see what works on your boat. BTW if the person in the water can't help you are screwed if there are only two onboard (counting the one in the water).

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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